World's Largest Intermittent Spring

World's Largest Intermittent Spring, Afton: Address, World's Largest Intermittent Spring Reviews: 5/5

World's Largest Intermittent Spring

World's Largest Intermittent Spring
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GrandTour559789
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Family
3/4 mile walk along the stream on a mostly gravel path, until the very end. It’s a level and easy walk until the end. Climbing up to the top of the spring is steep and rocky. We did it with a 3 & 4 year old, who needed some help. Grandma sat on the picnic table at the bottoms of the spring/cascade. Got lucky to see the spring shut off and then came back on. Worth the hike, for sure!
Written July 10, 2021
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giolo
new york 370 contributions
My son and husband hiked up to the top, which is very steep, but they said that it was amazing to see the water come out. my son also said the water tasted so so fresh. I would recommend really good hiking shoes.
Written August 23, 2021
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Jen W
Los Angeles, CA52 contributions
The hike, well, not really a hike, more like a stroll wasn't too bad, but the sun was what made it a bit challenging, especially on the way down. Once you see the waterfall, there is an element of difficulty to get closer to it. If you have a fear of heights just don't look down. A couple of pictures later, it was time for the descent.
Written July 18, 2021
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golfvallivu
Afton, WY32 contributions
Family
Short drive up the canyon and then an easy hike to the base of the spring. Would recommend in late summer to see the water flow stop and start but enjoyable from spring to fall.
Written April 16, 2018
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Joshua W
Bayfield, CO176 contributions
Business
This hike is one of our favorites. We go once a year! Sometimes the waterfall shuts off sometimes it doesn't but the hike is always beautiful. the hike to the base of the cascade is easy, my 63 year old mom made it no problem. The "trail" to the top of the falls is a bit tricky and in heavy snow years it stays snow packed all summer, but you can make it with kids. I recommend trekking poles if you go to the top.
Written November 22, 2014
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martiniplz
Franklin, TN57 contributions
Family
very nice hike, beautiful scenery and the water is crystal clear. Excellent view of the mountains and valleys.
Written June 22, 2018
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SevenoaksSinjun
Sevenoaks, UK1,523 contributions
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To reach the Periodic Spring, you'll need to drive from Afton on a narrow gravel road for about 4 or 5 miles, which in itself can be a bit of an adventure if you're in a big SUV. When the road runs out and your car has turned dust-coloured, there's plenty of parking and the trailhead is clearly marked.
It takes about 25 minutes to walk up the trail to reach the spring. The hike is initially flat, winding through the valley following the stream to its source and towards the end of the hike you'll need to almost scramble up some rocks to reach the mouth of the spring. The information suggests that the spring 'erupts' every 12 to 18 minutes. When we visited there was a continuous flow of water. We waited for about 30 minutes and nothing else happened (which I believe is normal during higher flow conditions). In any case it was a fun drive and a nice hike through the valley.
Written October 4, 2017
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JohnnieSue
florida28 contributions
Family
If you are traveling thru Afton this is a must stop. 5 mile drive up a dirt road with beautiful views, 3/4 mile foot hike up to the falls. This is a very doable hike for anyone.... trust me! You won't be disappointed!
Written June 23, 2017
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RalvinG
Saint Anthony, ID84 contributions
We loved this short hike. We went in the springtime when the water was just flowing so we didn't see the intermitting springs. But, it is beautiful and an easy walk. The more adventurous, and those wanting more of a hike, can hike to the top of the spring. It is perfect for young and old.
Written April 3, 2017
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Mark H
Afton, WY11 contributions
Family
This gentle hike is a must for anyone and young children and elderly people are seen walking to the viewing area daily. I believe it is one of only three intermitting springs in the World! This spring will stop flowing and then resumes every 18-21 minutes from a opening in a hole in a beautiful box canyon. The water is ice cold and really roars down the rocky drainage. You can hike right up to the opening if you want but little children and older adults may need a helping hand to do so. Beautiful wild flowers and vegetation inhabits the area. Early spring - during heavy run off it flows steady. This flow has been traced to a high mountain lake high above this spring using dye to determine its origin. The lake is accessible but not for novice or unprepared hikers. Deer, elk, moose, bear, and mountain lions share this area and can be seen during early morning or late evenings. There is a US Forest Service campground in the same canyon below the spring. This is a very shady campground with very little sunshine due to the steep canyon walls on both sides.
Written August 22, 2016
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